Huge proportion of online crime instigated via social media

The infographic below, produced by the team at Crimewire covers many of the issues that this site regularly deals with, including how law enforcement personnel and criminals are engaged in a hi-tech war on how best to use social media to outwit each other.

The infographic includes some fascinating facts:

  • The financial cost of cybercrime in the US is allegedly larger than the illegal drug markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis – combined
  • 33% of all Internet-initiated sex crimes were instigated through social networking sites
  • In half of all sex crimes against children, offenders obtained information and/or pictures of the victim through their social networks.

 

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Source: InstantCheckmate

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